Music Industry Veteran, Large-Scale Event Pro
Jim, or Jimmy K as he is known in the industry, has spent most of his adult life in the entertainment industry. He has managed artists, produced records, national tours, corporate functions, comedy festivals, family events and a variety of large scale events for up to 70,000 people ranging from music festivals to parades. He has booked thousands of shows across North America and Europe. He has toured extensively as production and tour manager for a large number of international headline artists on both continents. He was the first to take Western artists to tour soft seat theatres throughout Mainland China.
Jim worked with a downtown development association to produce several festivals and events and to consult closely with other festivals, as well as community leaders to create vitality and in the process generated over 8 million dollars in an annual economic spin-off.
He has published a book about the festivals and events industry and has taught music industry courses at various colleges for 12 years.